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Playwriting Alum Melis Aker ’18 Announced Semifinalist for Page 73 Fellowship
December 13, 2021

Melis Aker is a writer-actor-musician originally from Turkey.

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Alumna J. Sean Smith CC '16 Among 2021 Gotham Awards Winners
December 13, 2021

Born and raised in Texas, J.

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Translation by Professor Jeremy Tiang Named Runner-Up of the 2021 Warwick Prize for Women in Translation
December 13, 2021

Strange Beasts of China was also chosen as a New York Times Notable Book of 2021, The Washington Post Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror of 2021, and winner of an English PEN award.

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'The Conference of the Birds' by Kevin Contento '18 Wins Feature Narrative Jury Award at 2021 New Orleans Film Festival
November 29, 2021

The Conference of the Birds, a feature film directed and edited by alumnus Kevin Contento '18, won the Feature Narrative Jury Award at the 2021 New Orleans Film Festival.

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Two Columbia Filmmakers Selected for Tribeca’s 2021 Writing in Unreal Program
November 24, 2021

Alumnae So Young Shelly Yo '18 and Ellie Foumbi ’17 were both chosen to participate in Tribeca’s 2021 Writing in Unreal Program.

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Professor Annette Insdorf Awarded Moment Magazine’s Creativity Award
November 24, 2021

In her acceptance speech, Insdorf spoke of Elie Wiesel, renowned author, professor, political activist, Holocaust suvivor, as well as Moment’s co-founder: “I was fortunate enough to know him, and I continue to be inspired by his quiet wisdom, his unquenchable thirst for social justice, his stubborn faith in Judaism, and his fierce devotion to educating the world about the Holocaust.

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Alumni and Faculty Nominated at 2021 Gotham Awards
November 22, 2021

Works by Columbia filmmakers Maggie Gyllenhaal ’99 (CC), Professor of Professional Practice Tom Kalin, Jessica Kingdon ’09 (CC) and Julia Ducournau will be honored at this year’s Gotham Awards in New York City.

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Professor Adama Delphine Fawundu ‘18 Awarded Prize from Anonymous Was a Woman
November 16, 2021

Born in Brooklyn, New York, to a Mende father from Sierra Leone and a Bubi mother from Equatorial Guinea, Adama Delphine Fawundu (b.

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Columbia Filmmakers Take Home Top Prizes at 2021 CinEast Film Festival
November 12, 2021

Two films by Columbia filmmakers were recognized at the 2021 CinEast film festival.

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Eight Columbia Filmmakers Selected for BAFTA's 2021 Newcomers Program
October 29, 2021

The British Academy of Film and Television (BAFTA) recently announced the newest members of its prestigious Newcomers program, and eight Columbia filmmakers have been added to this four-year new talent initiative that recognizes and supports international filmmakers who have recently moved to Los Angeles or New York to further their development and career.

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